The 2023 Middle School Summer School will begin on Monday, June 5, and end on July 21. All classes meet daily from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Summer School will be closed on Monday, June 19 and Tuesday, July 4. 

These courses are designed to ignite the spark inside your Middle School student. We offer enrichment courses to support your student’s growth leading into the new school year.

Registration
Registration will be open on Wednesday, February 1, at 5:00 p.m. and will close on April 1. If you experience technical difficulties with the registration process, please email grusso@buckley.org.

Courses

List of 6 items.

  • Honors Geometry

    Students learn classic Euclidean geometry and some non-Euclidean topics, including coordinate geometry. Students employ inductive and deductive reasoning, discuss formal proofs, and study problems of measurement of two- and three-dimensional figures. The rich semantics and structure of geometry are absorbed into the student’s vocabulary.

    Math department chair approval is required. Please register through the Upper School page.

    This course satisfies The Buckley School's geometry requirement.

    Dates: June 12 through July 21
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $2,300
    Open to grades: Entering 8, 9, & 10
  • Middle School Creative Writing

    All writing is creative, and all writing is persuasive. Convince me otherwise! Whether you enjoy creative expression or are looking to stretch and reenergize your use of language, this course is designed to help you develop your sense of style and voice. By examining the use of syntax and diction in your own writing and sample texts, you’ll finish the week with a strong portfolio of poetry, character outlines, suspenseful stories, and even a short memoir. This class will also focus on the elements of storytelling, character development, and descriptive language, as well as the techniques authors use to bring a story to life. Through engaging in-class writing exercises, peer review, and individual writing assignments, you will develop your writing skills and gain confidence in your unique abilities. Get ready to expand that imagination!

    Materials: Notebook, pen, pencil, highlighter, laptop, charger, and an independent reading book.  
    Textbook: Rip the Page! by Karen Benke (provided to use in class)
    Dates: June 5 to June 9
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $400
    Open to grades: Entering 7 & 8
  • Reading Comprehension & Writing for Middle School

    Okay, so the brain is actually an organ and not a muscle, but reading and writing are still the most powerful exercises for the brain! This class is all about building and reinforcing strong comprehension skills, with a focus on helping you improve your reading strategies and develop your ability to write organized academic papers. The class will cover a variety of texts, including fiction, non-fiction, and informational pieces, and will teach strategies for understanding and analyzing these texts. Additionally, this class will cover rhetorical devices, how to annotate effectively, how to make an outline, and how to speed read. Through class discussions, group work, and individual writing assignments, you will develop the skills necessary to succeed in Middle School and beyond.
     
    Materials: Notebook, pen, pencil, highlighter, laptop, charger, and an independent reading book.  
    Textbook: A packet for the week will be provided. 
    Dates: June 12 to June 16
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $400
    Open to grades: Entering 7 & 8
  • Film Production

    Summer Film Production is a course designed for those who are interested in methods of video production that fall both in and out of the narrative filmmaking realm. In this course, students will learn the ins and outs of narrative filmmaking, podcasting, TikTok, and various other mediums in which visual communication is presented. A typical day in the Summer Film Production course can range from filming a series of comedy sketches, to recording a podcast, to creating a TikTok PSA!

    Please register through the Upper School page.

    Dates: July 3 through July 21
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $1,150
    Open to grades: Entering 8, 9, 10
  • Algebra Review

    A three-week course that explores many of the conceptual applications. This course will review basic algebraic principles, equations, inequalities, graphing, systems of equations, polynomials, and radicals with a focus on developing critical thinking skills. This course is designed to prepare students for taking Algebra II in Upper School.

    Please register through the Upper School page.

    Dates: June 12 through June 30 
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $1,150
    Open to grades: Entering 8, 9, & 10
  • Digital & Social Media Ethics

    Students will gain a foundational understanding of the digital world and social media; what it is, who uses It, and how they use it. They will gain a basic understanding of marketing- such as identifying target audiences and creating marketing strategies. Students will take away real-world applications to use these tools both ethically & responsibly. Our main objective is to equip our students with the knowledge and tools to be agents of change using their personal narratives to positively affect their communities.
     
    Dates: June 26 through July 7
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $800
    Open to grades: Entering 6, 7, & 8

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Director of Summer School George Russo at (818) 783-1610, ext. 738 or at grusso@buckley.org.